Coconut flour is a gentle exfoliant which lightly buffs skin and absorbs excess oil. Also known as Cocos nucifera (nucifera meaning nut bearing), the coconut tree is believed to be native to Malaysia, Indonesia and Polynesia.
Although their name suggests otherwise, the coconut is not a nut but a drupe. When it comes to the coconut palm the possibilities are endless, the tree blooms and fruits all year round and all elements of the tree can be used, it doesn’t just stop at cosmetics or food. Palm leaves as a roofing material, coconut husk for rope making and the shell to hold liquids and food. The Sanskrit name for the coconut, ‘Kalpa vrishka’ means ‘tree which gives all that is necessary for living’.
Lush sources unmilled coconut flour from an Indonesian island not far from Sumatra. Here producers undergo sustainable farming practices as well as working with small scale farmers and the local community on conservation and social projects.